What is an "lsd" process, and where does it go?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by ruggerjvd, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. ruggerjvd macrumors newbie

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    WAs trying to stop a process using activity monitor, and must have accidentally trashed or stopped a process owned by root called "lsd" because it ended up in my trash. I quickly moved it to the desktop. Would OSX let me delete a critical root file? Which folder does it belong in?

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  2. calderone macrumors 68040

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    lsd is the Little Snitch Daemon, not a critical system file. If you have Little Snitch installed, consult their site or the original installer package on where it goes.
     
  3. ruggerjvd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the help calderone. Why does activity monitor show the owner as "root". This happened to a friend. She brought the computer to an apple store and asked them to remove little snitch and they erased her drive without telling her. She lost all her photos, business files, etc., then told her they don't do restores. To me that is inexplicable
     
  4. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    She asked the Apple Store to get rid of a third party app and they did. It sounds like a genie wish where you always get what you want with some crazy side effect.
     
  5. ruggerjvd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wasn't that a bit uncalled for to delete someones hard drive without telling them first, or at least giving her a chance to backup some files? I would have strangled the little twirp
     
  6. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I had them replace a track pad because it was sticking and they reinstalled the OS. It's an Apple policy to reinstall the OS anytime there is service, so I'm not surprised. It's hit or miss if they do it though. A general rule is never bring a computer to the Apple Store unless you are prepared to lose all data on it. Backup, backup, backup. I know it sucks though.
     
  7. ruggerjvd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    reinstalling the OS doesn't mean you have to erase the whole drive
     
  8. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Sorry, I should have been clearer. Their policy is to format the drive and reinstall the OS. It eliminate softwares as being an issue during service. They don't do it every time, but they do it often enough.
     

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